Archbishop Desmond Tutu will join the University of North Florida next week as a visiting scholar-in-residence for the spring.
The Nobel Prize winner spoke at the university in 1999 for a presidential lecture series. He has accepted an invitation to return Tuesday as a faculty member. He will have an office on campus and be expected to interact with students.
Tutu was drawn to the campus by adjunct professor Oupa Seane, who befriended the activist as a teen in South Africa. Seane, who is a political science and public administration professor, joined Tutu at political marches and rallies opposing apartheid.
Tutu began his career as a schoolteacher in 1954. He has taught as a visiting professor of theology at Atlanta's Emory University from 1998 to 2000.